The UW-Green Bay Web Development and Marketing and University Communication teams are planning to conduct a test of the web alert messages on the website at 3:30 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. The test, planned for a low-traffic time, should only take a few moments. The alert will appear above the navigation at the top of all pages within the main UW-Green Bay web template.
The web alerts are designed to supplement emergency communications, directing people to the official emergency site found at emergency.uwgb.edu. Other emergency communication channels include GB Alert and NetNotify systems as well as campus-wide email and notices posted on the institutional flagship social media accounts.
On Monday, Jan. 29, the Division of Information Technology will be launching a new website. The new site will bring the information that has been spread throughout multiple departmental sites into one easy-to-use location. Information from the ATS, CIT, Information Services and Web Services sites will be provided in one unified and user-friendly site. The site will provide easy access to searching the UknowIT knowledgebase and a simple form to request help or submit a work order. A new addition to the site is the “Start a Project” option. Whether you are looking to create a new website or improve your current work processes, the IT Division can assist with planning, executing, managing, controlling and tracking your next big project. If you have any questions or issues with the new site please contact HelpDesk@uwgb.edu.
The Cofrin Library website has launched a new look! The library staff and web services have been working hard converting the library site to the University’s new content management system. Look for easy navigation, improved access to our most used resources and enhanced accessibility features. New features include streamlined content, easier access to your library accounts and daily hours listed right on the main page. If you have questions about navigating the site, contact the library through Ask A Librarian.
The web development staff members have been working on a new online directory. It is available from the front page www.uwgb.edu (click directory). The directory provides a site-wide search as well as faculty/staff look-up and a department directory by phone and e-mail. It also provides ways to connect via social media. Questions, comments or concerns can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adept web users may have noticed that some UW-Green Bay academic pages have a new look. The University’s Web Strategy Committee is currently in the process of converting all academic pages to the new global template. Text and images from Admissions handouts featuring majors and minors are being used to populate each respective landing page. In addition to refreshing the content, this conversion includes better alignment of majors and minors pages with the recruitment process. Some of these newly-converted pages have already been published. For example, see the new Biology page.
All new majors and minors landing pages are expected to launch by Sept. 1, 2017, at which time campus-wide content editors will be able to access the pages and make any necessary content changes and updates going forward. Content editors who may not have seen prior communication from Paula Ganyard, co-chair of the Web Strategy Committee, are encouraged to contact her for further details.
Conversion of other sub-pages will be addressed during another phase of this project. After the academic pages, work continues on prioritizing sub-sites that require significant updates and overhaul, including:
Academic Affairs (non-academic units)
Business & Finance
The Web Strategy team is in the process of auditing these areas to understand the size and scope of the changes needed. This work will inform campus priorities which will be shared in September.
Web Strategy Committee
The University’s Web Strategy Committee, whose appointment and charge was announced by the Chancellor’s office June 7, has been meeting over the summer to develop a web strategy and priorities for UW-Green Bay’s website. The strategy serves as the foundation for the path forward, and provides direction for realizing the shared goal of creating, maintaining and continuously enhancing a website that attracts and engages prospective students, alumni, donors, faculty/staff, community and the news media. Target audiences and objectives have also been prioritized and developed during this process. It provides the context needed to work together effectively on future website improvements and enhancements and drives the alignment needed to achieve our content and branding objectives.
The Web Strategy Committee welcomes thoughts, ideas and questions it continues to improve and enhance UW-Green Bay’s site. An online form for submitting ideas regarding uwgb.edu, to be addressed by the Committee, can be found at www.uwgb.edu/web-strategy-committee/ideas.
Next week, Web Services team will be releasing a refresh of the Online Directory on the UWGB website. Team members say you will be able to find what you are looking for with greater speed and efficiency. This is part of the campus move into the Kentico Content Management System (CMS). The enhanced Directory includes new functionality for finding items in A to Z, Forms, and Policies. Maps will also be updated to include driving directions and special links to the Admissions website in order to explore, visit and apply. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
The campus website will be unavailable for a brief period sometime between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Thursday, August 4 while files are moved to a new server. In preparation for this move, the ability to make updates to websites will be removed at noon on Wednesday, August 3 and will be restored after the move is complete. Questions or concerns can be directed to the Web Services team, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perhaps you haven’t noticed, but admissions and web development team members have been hard at work creating a new admissions website. The site complements the new UWGB front page that was launched in January, with great photos, visuals, easy navigation and direct calls to action. Check it out www.uwgb.edu/admissions and forward the link to your favorite prospective student!
In an effort to continually improve UW-Green Bay’s web presence, Web Services rolled out top-level pages of a newly developed University website beginning Monday (Dec. 21). Users will notice the fresh look and improved usability. A commitment to “responsive design” — automatically providing users an attractive and comprehensible site for all devices from laptop to tablet to smartphone — was a driving factor in the redesign. The fresh look at www.uwgb.edu leverages large images, social media, video and other featured content to help tell the UW-Green Bay story of “Transformation, Innovation and Place” with greater impact. The launch follows consultation with the Office of the Chancellor and a number of campus stakeholders. The web development team is rolling out the site during winter break when there are fewer users, giving internal audiences a chance to adjust to the changes before the spring semester. Phase two of the rollout will include working closely with the Admissions team to improve the Admissions/Enrollment web presence. Please be patient as the team continues to make changes and adjustments that benefit the many users and audiences of the University website.
You may have noticed that the University home page has an updated layout today (April 6). Campus personnel in Admissions, Web Services and University Communication worked together on updates that provide for richer and more frequent content updates and a better browsing experience for users, particularly prospective students, while remaining as a useful portal for UW-Green Bay’s primary audiences.
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